A long-awaited decision could settle an industrial conflict that has dragged on for several years between Home Affairs Department workers and their bosses.
The Fair Work Commission has drafted a workplace determination setting conditions and pay for the department's public servants until 2021.
Unions will comb through the 85-page Fair Work document this weekend after its appearance nearly a year after final arguments were made before the industrial umpire.
"The determination is in draft form to provide the parties an opportunity to examine the document and identify any issues which go to the implementation of the determination consistent with this decision," the commission said.
Deputy president John Kovacic would convene a conference of Home Affairs and unions to work through any such issues.
"It is our intention that this 'tidying up' exercise be completed expeditiously so as to allow the determination to commence operation as soon as possible."
A Community and Public Sector Union spokesman said it was aware Fair Work handed down the determination, and would examine it in detail.
The decision could bring an end to industrial strife that led to strikes and ended in arbitration at the Fair Work Commission.
In June the industrial umpire ruled Home Affairs employees would get a 7 per cent wage increase, starting with 4 per cent straight away.
The further 3 per cent would come 12 months after the commission handed down its full workplace determination.
The increase is above the 2 per cent annual increases offered by the department, but below the 2.5 per cent yearly increases, including retrospective increases, demanded by the main public sector union.
Home Affairs and the CPSU were locked in a dispute over pay and conditions since 2014 when the two previous agreements that covered employees in the then-Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the then-Australian Customs and Border Protection Service expired.